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prying

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1 interested in what is not oneʼs own business

  • as we moved into our new home, we could sense that there were prying eyes watching us
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2 thrusting oneself where one is not welcome or invited

  • prying neighbors who refuse to mind their own business
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curious, inquisitive, prying mean interested in what is not one's personal or proper concern. curious, a neutral term, basically connotes an active desire to learn or to know.
    • children are curious about everything
inquisitive suggests impertinent and habitual curiosity and persistent quizzing.
    • dreaded the visits of their inquisitive relatives
prying implies busy meddling and officiousness.
    • prying neighbors who refuse to mind their own business


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